Camp Create September 2018 was so much fun!
We had several ladies returning to camp and I wasn’t sure how that would turn out but it of course was wonderful because THEY are wonderful!
The Craft House is the place to be to make new friends!
The campers arrive, traveling from as far as California and Florida.
It’s a treat to see everyone come into the house and smile so much.
I think The Craft House is sort of like a Barbie Dream House for grown ups.
It’s got color everywhere!
Our speaker was author, podcaster, business coach, and mama to five boys, Alli Worthington.
She led our evening and morning time sharing what God says about being busy and having a fierce faith that overcomes fear.
A quote I wrote down that caught my eye again today: Jesus says “You are enough because I am everything”
We all enjoyed our time with Alli.
Alli’s newest book is a devotional and it just came out this week!
The Year of Living Happy – Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World
We enjoyed delicious meals made by Kimberlee Jost.
There is so much good food at camp!!
From morning till night she feeds us the best meals!
Doesn’t a meal that was prepared for you taste so much better than one you make yourself?
Artist and author, Megan Wells of MakeWells taught her Funky Florals Workshop for us.
She taught us her technique for art journaling and we created all afternoon.
It’s always a good day when we get to get out all the paint & brushes and get messy!
You can take her online class yourself and get messy too!
We made covered button necklaces and they were ADORABLE!
We used flannel and felt in fall colors to make this THANKFUL banner.
I always love to see everyone make their own version of the project.
I made a pattern out of cardboard for the bigger and smaller pieces.
We printed out the word we wanted in huge font on paper and then used it as a pattern for the word on felt.
Then we hot glued it all to twine.
It was a fairly simple, no-sew project with a big impact. 🙂
Artist and blogger at Pitter Patter Art, Laura Kelly taught us how to make covered rope rainbows.
She was inspired my @mandismoothhills beautiful rainbows.
We used all kinds of textiles to cover our rope making the rainbow in any color way we liked.
They can be made as big or as little as you wanted.
This was relaxing and was great for creating while chatting with friends.
I wanted to make a hundred of them!
On Saturday we ventured out of the house in search of antiques even though there was a chance of rain.
I take all our groups to Bearly Makin’ It in Marion, Kansas because it is unique.
I have never seen a store as clean & organized as this one… everything together in groups.
There are always so many treasures to find.
And sometimes we get lucky and the bakery next door is still open when we get to town!
We look for all the best junk and we take lots of fun photos.
The red door is everybody’s favorite!
I bought a huge yellow lard can that I plan to use as a flower pot next spring.
Sonic is on our way home and we always need a caffine fix by this time of the day.
or a milkshake…
Shelly and Briget are sisters and they got to come together all the way from California.
All four of us are foster moms – we had plenty to talk about!
Another project we worked on was decorating our bags from Pen & Paint.
We stitched on them… some people painted… some people added fabric and tassles.
It’s more of a long term continuos project that you can keep adding and adding as you have time.
Megan covered the chalkboard in the kitchen with beautiful flowers!
For each Camp Create we have awesome & generous sponsors that gift our campers with their products.
I will tell you all about each one of them in the next blog post coming soon.
The Adopt Shoppe – Fed By Bread – Dayspring – Eleventh Candle Co. – Jeanne Oliver – Jamie Ivey – Milk & Honey Tees – Pen & Paint
Thanks to each of these 4 ladies for teaching, planning, cooking, cleaning and everything else that goes into making these retreats so amazing.
Such a great weekend with the loveliest women!
I am so lucky to get to work with the coolest creative people and I get to meet the most kind and sweet women at every camp.
There’s something special about the Craft House and the people who gather there.
We share about the little stuff and the BIG stuff.
It’s a place to be with other creative souls who love the same stuff.
It’s the gift of time away from the chores of daily life to rest, find inspiration, to laugh and have fun.
Camp Create is the best!
The next Camp Create will be March 21-24, 2019 – Registration details to be announced soon(ish).
You can read about past Camp Create:
April 2018 with Jenny Randle, Megan Wells & Carol Spenst
September 2017 with Honey Holden, Rachel Denbow& Tara Steele
April 2017 with Jessica Thompson, Rachel Denbow & Mary Wangerin
September 2016 with Ruth Simons, Stephanie Ackerman & Ashley Campbell
April 2016 with Amber Haines, Jeanne Oliver & Laura Kelly
September 2015 with Honey Holden, Jenny Horn & Stephanie Ackerman
September 2014 with Holly Gerth, Michelle Allen & Stephanie Ackerman